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Friday, August 23, 2013

Easy Back-to-School Teacher Gift

Happy Friday, my sweet friends! We're busy prepping for our son's birthday party tonight (see the theme and inspiration here), but the rest of the weekend will be spent preparing for Monday.....the First Day of School! Even though I'm dreading it as much as they are (don't tell my kids!), I'm trying to generate excitement for the new grade.

Babygirl just found out she was assigned to the teacher she was hoping for, so we created a small gift she can give her on the first day. It will give my daughter something to be excited about Monday morning (as opposed to anxious), and be a great ice-breaker for both of us meeting her new teacher.

Hi Sugarplum | DIY Back-to-School Teacher 
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Just like me most of my projects...it's cheap and super easy!

Hi Sugarplum | DIY Back-to-School Teacher Gift

I'm a sucker for composition notebooks...all those wide-lined pages, just waiting for lists! And right now, you can find them everywhere for practically nothing. I picked up a stack at Staples for ten cents each, then raided my stash of Scotch and Duck tapes (thanks to Megan's fun project, I can't seem to stop buying them).

Hi Sugarplum | DIY Back-to-School Teacher Gift


I forgot to take a picture of the front, but you simply lay strips of tape, starting next to the spine's binder. Choose a tape that completely covers the notebook's print (no see-thru), and if it has a pattern, try to line it up so it looks like a solid sheet. Then open the book and fold the corners down first, and then the rest of the pieces.

Hi Sugarplum | DIY Back-to-School Teacher Gift

Using the same method, apply more strips of tape to the inside flap. The tape is really strong, so it also helps to reinforce the cover.

Hi Sugarplum | DIY Back-to-School Teacher Gift

I never miss a chance to personalize things, so I added stickers in her teacher's initial.

Hi Sugarplum | DIY Back-to-School Teacher Gift


Hi Sugarplum | DIY Back-to-School Teacher Gift

We paired the notebook with this set of colorful highlighters, for the cheeriest little Back-to-School gift.

Hi Sugarplum | DIY Back-to-School Teacher 
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Free printable found here.
This cutie can't wait to meet her teacher!

Hi Sugarplum | DIY Back-to-School Teacher Gift

These gifts only cost a few dollars, but are sure to brighten up anyone's day. Do you have a go-to gift for teachers? Happy weekend, lovebugs!

Here are a few more easy Teacher Gift project ideas:


   


14 comments:

  1. LOVE it!! This is going to kick off the year perfectly for both of them!

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  2. HI very nice DIY project I would like to try it. It's such a very nice idea to decor.

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  3. So cute! So practical! You make the best teacher gifts! Have a great weekend!

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  4. This is such a cute gift! I love that it wasn't very expensive, but it's beautiful and useful. And now I want some composition books for myself...

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  5. This is a FAB gift, I love it! I.need.some.of.that.tape.right.now! Happy BTS!

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  6. You always inspire me to live my life a little better! LOVE this idea. Feels totally doable and not over the top. Her teacher is lucky to have your family in her class.
    Abby M.

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  7. So darling. I still have two weeks but you have given me the push.

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  8. You make the cutest teacher gifts! I wish I was your kids' teacher!

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  9. Such a fun and so very thoughtful gift for teachers! Your daughter is darling Cassie! Enjoy your weekend.

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  10. So smart and doesn't cost a fortune! And it's personalized which is a bonus! I've used that same chevron tape on a project too! Love it!

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  11. Love this idea! My twins are starting kindergarten in a couple of weeks and we'll definitely be making these for their teachers. Thanks! :)

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  12. I love love love when people show me things I have never thought of. These are great! Thanks so much, I may do this for my niece and nephews.

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  13. I just made one with pretty green flowery duct tape. I LOVE!

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